Sep 05

Berkeley student Bianca Filart at the Technical University of Munich

IES Engagement in the PREP Program at TUM Munich

IES is pleased to announce that this year three Berkeley students participated at the 10-week Practical Research Experience Program (PREP) at the Technical University in Munich (TUM), Germany. Aboubacar Komara, Bianca Filart and Shirley Li were part of a successful cohort of students who, under the supervision of TUM researchers, refined their research skills.

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Aug 28

Jan Frömmig, Vice-Chancellor Frost and IES Director Dewulf

Visit from Hamburg University

On August 28, IES welcomed Dr. Jetta Frost, Vice-Chancellor of Hamburg University, Germany, to the Berkeley campus. Based on a longstanding partnership between UC Berkeley and Hamburg University, a fruitful cooperation between the universities has developed over the last decade.

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Aug 24

Dr. Hillinger, Prof. Yablonovitch, Chancellor Rosenthal, IES Director Dewulf and Vice Provost Liu

Jena-Berkeley Partnership

On August 24, IES welcomed Dr. Walter Rosenthal, Chancellor of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, to the Berkeley campus. Based on a longstanding partnership between the sister cities of Berkeley and Jena, a fruitful cooperation between the universities has developed over the last two decades.

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May 12
Participants of “The Global Refugee Crisis: What is at Stake?” on a site visit in Israel

Participants of “The Global Refugee Crisis: What is at Stake?” on a site visit in Israel

Berkeley-Haifa Workshop on the Refugee Crisis

In May 2017, CGES at UC Berkeley together with CGES at the University of Haifa, in Israel, co-sponsored a workshop titled “The Global Refugee Crisis: What is at Stake?” The workshop took place in Haifa from May 12-28, and included courses, field trips (to the refugee center in south Tel Aviv, to the refugee camp Holot in the Negev and to the Syrian border), and further extra-curricular activities.

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Apr 20
IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Speaker Max Gruenig

Urban Sustainability in Germany

Max Gruenig, President of the Ecologic Institute US, came to IES to present on his organization’s work relating to the construction post-carbon cities worldwide. Throughout the lecture, he provided an overview to the historical background of this transatlantic project as well as to some the current areas – in particular urban mobility, water management, and energy-efficient buildings – in which it primarily focuses.

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Apr 03
Speaker Jonathan Long (Durham Univ.) and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Photography, Publics, and Weimar Republic Pacifism

IES welcomed Jonathan Long, Professor of German and Digital Culture at the University of Durham (UK), for a lecture on pacifism in the Weimar Republic. To begin, Long discussed Ernst Friedrich’s photobook entitled Krieg dem Krieg (War Against War!).

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Mar 24

Dr. Thomas Seidel and IES Director Jeroen Dewulf

Reform of the UN Security Council

IES welcomed German diplomat Thomas Seidel to the Berkeley campus for a lecture detailing the various reforms the United Nations’ Security Council is currently undergoing. Seidel outlined the main areas of conflict with regard to proposed changes to the UN, including the regional rivalry between the neighbors of permanent members.

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Mar 17

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Tim Brown

The History of the Green Movement in East and West Germany

IES and welcomed Timothy Scott Brown, Professor of History at Northeastern University and currently Senior Fellow at IES, for a lecture on the rise of green politics and ecologism in West and East Germany during the Cold War.

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Mar 16

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Anja Mirh

Transitional Justice in Germany, Turkey and Spain

Anja Mihr, Program Director of the Humboldt-Viadrina Center on Governance through Human Rights, gave a lecture to an audience of twenty at IES on transitional justice and regime consolidation in Europe during the 20th century, focusing more specifically on the contexts of Turkey during the late 20th and early 21st centuries, post-Franco Spain, and post-World War II Germany.

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Feb 28

IES Director Jeroen Dewulf with speaker Cornelia Schu (Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration)

Germany as a Country of Immigration

IES was pleased to welcome Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, to the Berkeley campus. Her lecture, which centered on Germany’s status as an immigration country, paid close attention to labor migration trends and the most recent refugee influx.

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